Most technical provisions of the BC Fire Code describe how the code’s objectives and functional statements are achieved. However, some provisions, like this one, do not relate directly to a code objective. The following analysis is provided to assist in understanding of the provision.



Specified live load on floors, where:
  • floor framing is designed in accordance with accepted good practice or Part 4, and
  • the supporting wall framing, fastenings or footings are designed in accordance with the prescriptive solutions provided in Part 9.
This applies to buildings to which Part 9 applies [see Sentence of Division A for application of Part 9].


To limit the application of Clause and Clause to cases where the maximum specified live floor load is consistent with the prescripitve solutions for supporting wall framing, fastenings and footings.